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Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  Crete  /  Lasithi Prefecture  /  Sitia
Sitia refers both to the port town, with 9,912 inhabitants and to the municipality with 18,318 inhabitants in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. It lies to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. Sitia port is on the Sea of Crete, which is a part of the Aegean Sea and is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region. European route E75, which ends in Vardø, starts in Sitia. Sitia is served by the Sitia Public Airport. Sitia has not experienced the effects of mass tourism even though there is a long beach along the road leading to Vai and several places of historical interest. The town is visited by few tourists.MunicipalityThe municipality Sitia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units: ItanosLefki, LasithiSitiaProvinceThe province of Siteia was one of the provinces of Lasithi. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Siteia and the municipal unit Makry Gialos. It was abolished in 2006.EtymologyThe name Σητεία may come from the ancient Ητεία, written as Itia or Etea in English.
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